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skin old scars

There is an itch

under my skin

no bug or allergen or stray touch caused it

I scratch

I cannot stop

It’s like the problem is under that layer

or the next

and if I just keep burrowing

I will remove it

Sometimes I don’t notice

“stop scratching, Amberley!”

Someone says.

Blood under my fingernails

Sometimes I do notice

this is the worst



“Stop fucking scratching, Amberley!”

And …

I can’t

Digging for a solution

Clawing for relief or resolution or…

or what?

Anxiety like beetles under my skin

Old scars had vanished

But now re opened.


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